Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas Angel

Hi everyone

I can't believe how long it is since I posted a card. I've been a very bad blogger but here we are with the first Christmas card of the year. We've had some very mixed weather up here and it was quite cold at one point. Some people were even saying they had had their central heating on. It made me think summer doesn't last long and winter will soon be here - better make a start on the Christmas cards. Like I need an excuse! I always enjoy making Christmas cards more than any other type of cards.

For want of a better name, I've called this card Christmas Angel. I know it's a stamp by Nellie Snellen for Kars but once I'd used it I couldn't find it again to check the name. You wouldn't believe the state of the area I work in. No one would believe Suzanne and I are mother and daughter - I drives her nuts. I've never seen a tidier crafter; it's not really normal, whereas I could never enter "What's on your workdesk Wednesday". Folk would think I'd messed things up for a laugh!

I can't believe what a carry on I'm having with Mr Blooming Blogger tonight. I started this post at the back of 6 and I was still trying to upload the first photo at quarter to 11. It's a good job I'm a patient person- not!

Here's the card:

A side view:

My card recipe:
Image: It's by Nellie Snellen for Kars (sorry, the name eludes me)
Coloured with Promarkers, lots of Glammer Dust and some Stickles
DP: The Paper Company - Snowflake Swirl
Cardstock: Stash
Tools: Cuttlebug; Snowflake Diecuts; Plain and Petit Scalloped Ovals; Plain and Scalloped Rounds
EK Success Snowflake Border Punch; Woodware Corner Punch (what a lot of tools!)
Charm, Jumprings, ribbon and selection of brads from stash
Sentiment: Justrite - A Merry Little Christmas Set

I can enter this card for these challenges:
Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight Challenge- Easel Cards
Sketch and Stash - I used the sketch of course and the stamp and paper were unused although I got them last year. I also used my new Snowflake Border Punch. I've bought all these from Craft at Home
Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie

That's it, then. Thanks for dropping by. I've got a few birthdays coming up so no doubt I'll be back soon providing Mr Blooming Painful Blogger behaves himself.



Sue said...

absolutely gorgeous,really love the colour and the snowflakes look fab,thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


fionalawlor said...

Awww this card is beautiful! I love the little snowflakes with the brads in,gorgeous!
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers,
Fiona x

Cathy said...

Fabulous Christmas card and gorgoeus details. Thank you for joining in the Sketch and Stash this time.
Cathy xx

Lorraine A said...

gorgeous card :) the image is adorable and the papers and embellies are fabulous !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Sketch and Stash and PTW Challenges :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Eeek, the 'C' word, lol. A fabulous card, love the image. Thanks for joining our first Spotlight at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Lin said...

I'm with you on the messy front. I once did a bookmark for a forum swap and couldn't find it anywhere so made a new one. I was just putting it into an envelope to post when something got dislodged off the mess calling itself my crafting table and there was the original. So the swapee got two bookmarks.

This is gorgeous. I love the very dimensional looking background paper and the colours are lovely and cool, definitely christmassey.

Lin x

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